Animal protection measure receives two official backings

Dogs had their day Thursday, and so did cats and other animals.

Casa Presidencial said that a bill to protect animals was being added to the list of measures to be considered by the legislature in the next two months.

At the legislature,  Celso Gamboa Sánchez, the No. 2 prosecutor, appeared before the  Comisión Permanente Especial de Ambiente to promote the bill. He said that the nation’s prosecutors were not going to go after ranchers and other farmers who raise animals when the bill is passed. He said the targets were those who arrange chicken fights or dog fights and those who participate in the general mistreatment of animals.

Also excluded from penalties in the bill were those who accidentally kill animals on the highways, however sad that might be, he said.

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